This Friday afternoon video is a critique of the historical and modern day mental health systems, arguing that these systems are constructed to internalise sociohistorical problems via individualist methodologies that can be degrading of people’s lives. The video goes on to describe a project of collaboration between Nerida and two young people at the Australian organisation, headspace. Narrative therapy co-research methodologies are used to construct letters that transform individual therapy in to collective therapy.
Nerida is a mental health professional, narrative therapist and clinical leader, working at headspace on Bunjalong country. She loves working with young people and is passionate about creating community spaces in which young people can mobilise, strengthen community ties and connect to what is important to them.